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Official Master's Degree for Admission to the Bar + LL.M.

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What is the Master's Degree in Access to the Legal Profession and LL.M.?

The Official Master's Degree for Admission to the Bar + LL.M., organised by the Law School's Centre for Innovation in Law (CID-ICADE), is a double master's degree that trains lawyers capable of working in international environments and with global clients, and possesses the values and guarantees associated with our university, such as a clearly professionalising methodology and the excellence and experience of the lecturers who teach it.

A unique international programme in Spain that will allow you to give your career an international boost and practice in the United States and the United Kingdom.

  • Centers
    Derecho (Comillas ICADE)
  • Languages
    Spanish
  • Certification
    Official master's degrees + Master's degree at a foreign university
  • Modality
    Face to face
  • Duration
    2 years (90 ECTS)
  • Seats
    10

Do you have doubts?

If you need more information you can fill in the following form and you will receive information about this programme.
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The first year at an American university and the second year at Comillas ICADE.

Thanks to the agreements reached with the most prestigious American universities (Berkeley, Michigan, Cornell, Fordham, Boston...) and in the United Kingdom (University of Warwick and Nottingham Trent) you will receive the specific training to successfully take the National Bar Examination in Spain, the BAR in New York and the SRA exam in the United Kingdom.

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Curriculum

The data speaks for itself....

100%

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Internships

Percentage of students doing internships.

96%

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Occupation

Employment rate of faculty graduates.

30K

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Alumni network

Number of alumni registered at Comillas Alumni.

100%

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Comprehensive training

Percentage of students developing soft skills, competences linked to personal and professional skills.

1

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Ranking and mentions

Forbes Award for the Best Master's Degree in Access to the Legal Profession 2017 and 2018.

91%

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Level of recommendation

Percentage of former students who would recommend the degree programme studied.

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What makes us different?

Our admission process is rigorous, we want the best students and the best people. That's why we offer quality studies, degrees, postgraduate courses, doctorates and specific courses that will equip you with the professional skills you need to succeed in the world of work and society.

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Campus online: en cuanto pases a ser estudiante tendrás acceso a nuestra herramienta de e-learning.
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Servicios: ponemos a tu disposición una amplia oferta de servicios que harán que tu experiencia en la universidad sea inmejorable.
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Instalaciones: multitud de espacios, actividades y proyectos para que puedas desarrollar todas tus habilidades.
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An international respite

International mobility programmes allow students to study for a period of time at a foreign university, either in the European Union, through the Erasmus+ Programme, or at universities in other countries with which Comillas has signed a Bilateral Agreement.

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Work placements

We prepare you for your future and introduce you to the real world, with formative and comprehensive work experience.

  • Allen & Overy
  • Baker Mckenzie
  • CMS Law Tax Future
  • DLA PIPER
  • GA_P
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Useful resources

Download all the useful information related to your degree.

Bruno Martin
Bruno Martín
Director of the Master

With this master's degree you will be able to practice law with excellence in international environments.

Professional projection

With the master's degree in access to the legal profession you will be able to apply for positions in:

  • International lawyer

  • Legal Advisor

  • Legal services in international companies

TESTIMONIALS

Alumni

Find out what students who have passed through our classrooms have to say and see what their experience has been like!

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Comillas ICADE

Ana Hidalgo

Alumni Derecho ICADE

El programa es todo lo que esperaba: clases prácticas, grandes profesionales como profesores y una formación integral de cara a mi futuro profesional.

Paula Castellano

Comillas ICADE

Paula Castellano

Alumni Derecho ICADE

Me ha permitido analizar desde una perspectiva jurídica e integral los eventos internacionales más relevantes del momento.

Miguel Burón

Comillas ICADE

Miguel Burón

Alumni Derecho ICADE

Me ha permitido crecer al lado de compañeros con una amplia variedad de inquietudes, compartiendo juntos retos, logros y experiencias en lo que ha sido la antesala perfecta a un entorno profesional cada vez más globalizado.

Admission process

Follow all the steps of our admission process and become a student at Comillas.

01

Getting to know the centre

This step is not essential, but potential candidates are encouraged to visit the centres, see the facilities, and gather additional information.

02

Personal interview

The admission tests (interview and, if applicable, English test) will be held on Thursdays in the morning or afternoon, for which candidates will be summoned individually from the Faculty of Law (CID-ICADE) by telephone or e-mail, using the contact details provided in the application for admission to the programme.

03

Evaluation

Once the required documentation has been analysed, the director or coordinator of the master's degree will evaluate the candidate on the basis of the overall assessment of the admission criteria that make up the required profile, which includes the academic record (50%), knowledge of English (20%) and the personal interview (30%) with the director or coordinator of the master's degree, in which the candidate's legal skills, capacity for argumentation, defence of the personal profile, motivation, interpersonal skills and ethical commitment will be assessed.

04

Apply for admission

The process starts online, once you have decided which degree you want to apply for. If necessary, you can apply for scholarships and grants from the university at the same time as you apply for admission.

05

Communication and requirements

Candidates must submit to the Academic Management Service (General Secretary's Office) all the documents accrediting compliance with the admission requirements detailed in the information note on the documentation to be submitted.

The dean, at the proposal of the director or coordinator of the master's degree, will decide on admission, which will be communicated within the established deadlines through the admissions portal.

06

Formalise registration

Once admitted, students must formalise their enrolment. The process starts online, but it is necessary to hand in the registration form and additional documentation at the General Secretary's Office.

  • 01

    Getting to know the centre

    This step is not essential, but potential candidates are encouraged to visit the centres, see the facilities, and gather additional information.

  • 02

    Personal interview

    The admission tests (interview and, if applicable, English test) will be held on Thursdays in the morning or afternoon, for which candidates will be summoned individually from the Faculty of Law (CID-ICADE) by telephone or e-mail, using the contact details provided in the application for admission to the programme.

  • 03

    Evaluation

    Once the required documentation has been analysed, the director or coordinator of the master's degree will evaluate the candidate on the basis of the overall assessment of the admission criteria that make up the required profile, which includes the academic record (50%), knowledge of English (20%) and the personal interview (30%) with the director or coordinator of the master's degree, in which the candidate's legal skills, capacity for argumentation, defence of the personal profile, motivation, interpersonal skills and ethical commitment will be assessed.

  • 04

    Apply for admission

    The process starts online, once you have decided which degree you want to apply for. If necessary, you can apply for scholarships and grants from the university at the same time as you apply for admission.

  • 05

    Communication and requirements

    Candidates must submit to the Academic Management Service (General Secretary's Office) all the documents accrediting compliance with the admission requirements detailed in the information note on the documentation to be submitted.

    The dean, at the proposal of the director or coordinator of the master's degree, will decide on admission, which will be communicated within the established deadlines through the admissions portal.

  • 06

    Formalise registration

    Once admitted, students must formalise their enrolment. The process starts online, but it is necessary to hand in the registration form and additional documentation at the General Secretary's Office.

Information for students

Career opportunities and graduate profile
Professional opportunities

Students who take this programme with a markedly international profile enhance their professional opportunities with an attractive profile for international law firms, especially in Anglo-Saxon countries. Likewise, the possibility of taking the New York BAR EXAM allows students to broaden their professional horizons by practising law in the State of New York in any American law firm located there. This international profile is also highly appreciated by large law firms in Spain, which value the effort and the enriching experience, not only from an academic point of view, of having studied an LLM in the USA.

Graduate profile

Students graduating from this master's degree acquire the skills required to practise law in Spain, as well as the possibility of practising law in the USA by passing the BAR EXAM, which they can do by completing the LLM.

As far as the national level is concerned, the student must know how to operate in a very specific area of both legal professions, with special emphasis on the use of the main tools and techniques of action in the field of law, such as argumentation, communication, public speaking, writing and negotiation and the use of new technologies in this area, and on procedural strategy, litigation and alternative dispute resolution systems. In the field of legal representation, students will master the essential tools for the practice of this profession in all procedural areas (civil, criminal, contentious-administrative and labour) and, especially, will develop the skills required for the presentation and collection of written documents and communications digitally through LEXNET.

On the international side, by completing the LLM in the USA, students will broaden their communication skills and abilities in English, improve their adaptability to different environments and acquire an enormous analytical capacity, all of which are highly valued for the practice of law.

Academic Opportunities

In addition, the Master's Degree in Access to the Legal Profession and Procurement allows access to an official doctoral programme in accordance with current regulations.

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Students

Scholarships and grants

Follow all the steps and become a Comillas student.

Comillas is firmly committed to supporting students with the ability and merit to study and limited economic resources; each academic year the university invests a large number of resources in scholarships and study grants. This effort is made through its own funds and contributions from the Comillas University Foundation, but also thanks to the contribution of important foundations, entities and individuals.

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Students
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Everything you need to know

Comillas ICADE

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Its origins date back to 1956 when business management courses began to be taught in the Jesuit residence in Zorrilla Street. Today, it has been a reference for more than half a century in the areas of Law and Business Administration and Management, playing a pioneering role in the implementation of double degree programmes in our country.

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Centre for Innovation in Law (CID)

Address: C/ Alberto Aguilera, 23 - 28015 Madrid
Tel.: 915422800 | Ext. 2840; Ext. 2117
Fax: 915596569
Email: cid@comillas.edu

Master's degree programme directors:

Director: Prof. Dr. Bruno W. Martín Baumeister
bruno.martin@icade.comillas.edu

Coordinator-Tutor: Mª Angeles Martínez Fernández
amartinez@icade.comillas.edu